The larder cafe is tucked down a little street off Nimmanhaemin in Chiang Mai. It’s delightfully small, with a menu to match. Don’t let this put you off though, because I get the impression that the dishes that made it onto the menu are all favourites!
We found this place as its opposite a great little roast chicken place we go to. It was packed full – which is always a good sign – so we vowed to come back. If you visit on a weekend be prepared that you may have to wait for a table. It’s not so busy during the week and you can choose from sitting inside with air conditioning, or in the shady garden out front. Pets are also welcome in the garden – at last -a spot we can have breakfast and bring the dog!
The menu ranges from breakfast items such as fresh fruit (75 baht) to lunch specials like Angus steak (450 baht). Mr went for a DIY approach, opting for scrambled eggs on toast (110 baht)served with fresh tomatoes with balsamic drizzle and basil (it’s usually topped with parmesan but Mr doesn’t like ‘stinky cheese’ so requested it without). Then from the long list of extras he had hash browns and smoked ham (90 baht).
I went fresh yoghurt with fruit and muesli (95 baht). The portion was smaller but the right size for a light breakfast, and layered with fruit not found on other muesli’s- fresh fig, kiwi, starfruit and strawberries. Our friend had a luxurious smoked salmon and cream cheese open sandwich 160 baht.
The menu has lots of tempting open sandwiches, salads, milkshakes, coffee tea and some fresh bakery items (as below). The larder cafe Chiang Mai is open everyday, 7.30 – 15:00 (last orders at 14:00) It’s located on Soi Sukkasem – just to confuse you this soi doesn’t have a number! It’s located on the even (west) side of Nimman road, between soi’s 2 and 4.